About the author:
Rano M. Safiulina, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Moscow Industrial and Financial University “Synergy”, Izmailovsky Val st., 25, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3128-6999
The paper considers the intertexts of Ivan Bunin that date back to the legends from the famous work of A.P. Caussin de Perceval «Essai sur l’histoire des Arabes avant l’islamisme, pendant l’époque de Mahomet et jusqu’à la réduction de toutes les tribus sous la loi musulmane» (Essay on the history of the Arabs before the adoption of Islam in the era of Mohammed). The scientific, philosophical and artistic interpretation of these legends from the history of the Arabs, their semantic evolution as interpreted by Bunin are examined in detail. The author comes to a conclusion that Bunin’s original interpretation of pre-Islamic and Islamic Arab legends is a demonstration of the highest level of writer’s ability to get inside the “Other”, to percept the history and cultural heritage of the peoples of the world as a single Memory of mankind.